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'''William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers''' (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an United States|American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation (19th century)|Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 Cinema of the United States|movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 print syndication|nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Classical Hollywood cinema|Hollywood movie star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane...
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